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50 Virginis

50 Virginis is a variable giant star in the constellation of Virgo.

50 Virginis visual magnitude is 5.94. Because of its reltive faintness, 50 Virginis should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 50 Virginis:

5.94
Giant
50 Virginis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 50 Virginis

50 Virginis is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 50 Virginis are provided in the following table:

13h 09m 45s
-10° 19’ 45”
310.31°
52.28°
Virgo

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 50 Virginis in the sky:

Finder chart 50 Virginis star
Simplified finder chart for 50 Virginis.

Visibility of 50 Virginis from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 50 Virginis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 100.3°
Max altitude: 28.2°
Azimuth: 259.7°
50 Virginis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 50 Virginis

The image below is a photograph of 50 Virginis from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of 50 Virginis is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 50 Virginis star
DSS2 image of 50 Virginis. The red arrow shows the motion of 50 Virginis during the next 10000 years (-1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 50 Virginis from the Sun and relative movement

50 Virginis is distant 655.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

201.21 pc
655.94 ly
-7 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year
-0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 50 Virginis

50 Virginis belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.58
K5III
3809K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 50 Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 50 Virginis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 50 Virginis

50 Virginis
SAO157760
SAO157760